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Prague: everything for men city guide


Prague has become an appealing destination for the dapper shopper seeking everything from whisky bars to bespoke suits. Elizabeth Haas reveals the spots where gentlemen can suit up, get groomed and raise a glass

City Guide
Elizabeth Haas,

Adam Steiner
The Prague gentry has been frequenting this stately Wenceslas Square atelier for its sumptuous bespoke English suits and formalwear since the glamorous era of the First Republic. Steiner’s tailoring offers great value and the store’s selection of ready-to-wear Burberry and Pierre Cardin shirts and Ralph Lauren polos has also helped gain fans among the the investment-banker expatriate crowd. Ties, cufflinks and footwear can be chosen to complement Steiner’s hand-sewn suits.

Adam Steiner, Václavské náměstí 24, 110 00 Prague, +420 224 220 594

Carollinum
Prague is a windfall desination for exquisite timepieces and Carollinum is an ideal starting point for procuring a wristwatch that will make an elegant, yet masculine, statement. All the premier names are here – Rolex, Baume & Mercier, Patek Philippe, Omega –with some new and notable additions; Chanel’s Swiss-made Première and J12 collections recently made their debut at Carollinum. The unique sparkle of the line’s covetable J12 Chromatic derives from a diamond-powder finish. 

Carollinum, Pařížská 11, 110 00 Prague, +420 224 810890

Gentleman’s Gallery
Pánská pasáž (the Gentleman’s Gallery) comprises 800 square metres of shops, salons and restaurants devoted to the discerning male. Fashionable tenants include Viennese tailor Knize and Quality Fashion Point, which stocks Henri Lloyd and Ralph Lauren. Czech-made watches by Elton hodinářská and the handsome writing instruments at Luxury Office win the accessories vote, while Italian delicacies can be enjoyed at Wine Food Market Bar, followed by a fine Cuban from Cigars and Wines by Mostex.

Pánská pasáž,
Na Příkopě 23/Ovocný trh 12, 110 00 Prague, +420 224 217648

Whiskeria
This stylish, leather-decorated nook in the 15th-century Jindřišská Tower – itself a must for its bird’s-eye view of Prague – boasts a whisky list of some 400 makes, spanning brands from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Canada, Japan and the Czech Republic’s own Printer’s Whisky. The first-floor shop also sells premium spirits and golf-themed gifts. Sip a single-malt over a game of chess or enjoy a light meal of Czech fare amid the low lighting and jovial din of this tiny treasure.

Whiskeria at Jindřišská Tower, Jindřišská, 110 00 Prague, +420 224 248645

Onvi
Discover the clutch of upscale men’s shops in the vicinity of the historic Prašná brána (Powder Tower), one of Prague’s lesser-known shopping junctions. Among them, Onvi strikes a nice balance between business and casual menswear with Windsor, True Religion, René Lezard and a variety of other exclusive labels. From refined ties and overcoats to preppy weekend looks, shop till you drop then catch your breath on the plush furniture in the centre of the store.

Onvi, U Prašné brány 3, 110 00 Prague, +420 222 323573

Thomas’s BarberShop
Thomas’s BarberShop, which offers a stylish return to the well-groomed, close-shorn looks of yesteryear, recently opened in Prague as the city’s most elite traditional barbershop. Visit for the Ultimate Experience, which promises a haircut, hot-towel shave, head-and-shoulders massage, paraffin wrap for hands and a glass of Irish whiskey. Additional services include hair colour and a thermal facial scrub plus cuts for the little gentlemen in the making.

Thomas’s BarberShop, Návrátilova 16, 110 00 Prague,
+420 776 885835

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